90 per cent of HR professionals say integrating their HR technology is a top priority in 2019.

Talking integration.

Research from global employee engagement company Reward Gateway, has revealed that having HR tools that integrate into their current workplace technology is a key priority in 2019 for 89 per cent of HR professionals.

The finding comes as no surprise, as HR professionals state that they are spending 366.6 hours a year manually checking, responding to, and keeping up with, multiple HR applications. Many organisations are using different platforms for employee communications, recognition, applicant tracking, onboarding and performance management; forcing all employees to access multiple apps a day. Indeed, the same research found that a quarter of companies are using eight or more different systems and apps every day for work.

With these workflow interruptions, it’s no wonder the research, which polled 500 HR workers across the UK, also found that the top HR priority for 2019 was increasing workplace productivity.

To help tackle this issue, Reward Gateway has introduced a range of product integrations with its employee engagement platform, to create a seamless user experience. This includes the integration of platforms including Google, Yammer, Azur, Slack, and BambooHR.

“Many companies have systems-of-record in place with up-to-date details on their employees,” says Will Tracz, chief technology officer at Reward Gateway. “Creating and maintaining data in other systems, outside of this, often takes time and is prone to error, particularly in fast-moving businesses. Through our expanding integration partner network, we want to help our clients’ HR teams focus on what they want to do using our solutions: create an engaged workforce, remove the need for multiple login and security processes, and keep data secure.

“Our clients are also looking to enhance the employee experience, and make it easy for them to access and use the tools that will help increase employee engagement,” he adds. “With the integration of key workplace applications such as Slack, Yammer, and Okta, Reward Gateway customers are able to get the most out of their existing technology and make the employee experience as seamless as possible.”

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